In a city like ours, it can be hard navigating the hookup culture without a little help. After all, do you really want to waste time at a boring bar or on one of the many online platforms that won’t actually help you get Louisville hookups?
With its population of roughly 600,000 people, we can often party until 4 a.m. Scoping out the college scene at the University of Louisville or at Bellarmine can be fun, as they’re known for having hot party spots and awesome college bars. However, college parties can also be overwhelming to navigate. Avoid spending the entire night diving from bar to bar without getting laid in Louisville and instead hit up the places that are sure to end in a successful night of fun. We’re talking about the city's best hookup bars.
We’ve crafted the ultimate guide to helping you find some action for both natives and novices to the area. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back bar in Glenview where you can easily strike up a conversation, or a fun live-music experience in Jefferson to dance with a partner, you’ll find it here.
Check out our list of the best options and get yourself out there tonight!
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Our favorite spots to find Louisville hookups
You can always use fresh ideas for meeting sexy girls, right? Whether you’ve lived in the city all your life or you’re a recent arrival, there’s something here for you.
Taj brings the past and future of our Kentucky city together
It seems like every week somebody’s telling us there’s a new bar that we have to check out. Somebody’s cousin’s roommate’s best friend has just opened a new cocktail lounge and they make the best Old Fashioneds. We’re not complaining; we’re happy our city's bar scene is thriving. It’s something we brag about all the time. But we also know bar recommendations are a dime a dozen.
All that’s to say, when we recommend Taj, we understand it’s a bit like throwing water into the ocean. But hear us out. The Taj is a bar bursting with local history, having grown with the city since the 19th century. Locals know it as the Taj Maloney, but whatever you call it, it’s always been about bringing together people. These days, with its saloon-style, outdoor seating and live music, it embodies the best of our town.
That openness and happy-go-lucky ambience is why the Taj is among the best places to find hookups in Louisville. Sure, it gets crowded, especially when it’s cold out, but that just makes meeting new people that much easier. Point of fact, some of our best times in memory have occurred on their patio on cool summer nights. Come down and let our city's history make your future a little brighter.
AFF is perfect for no strings attached hookups (try it free here)
There aren't many options in Tucson if you're ONLY looking for a hookup. Tinder used to work but now it's more of a relationship app. Everything else just doesn't have a lot of women using it. The one exception to this has been AFF (which you can try for free above). It's been the one option that has both a lot of women using it and a 100% focus on hookups.
We've tried out over 100 different options and we haven't seen anything else work consistently for guys these days. If you're really good-looking Tinder can be great but for more normal guys it's often pretty rough. AFF has actually been working for more "normal" dudes.
What really sets it apart though is just how many people in Tucson are using it. With over 60 million active users there are going to be a lot of opportunities that you'd otherwise miss out on. A lot of women are only finding hookups online these days so you need to be where they can find you.
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The best Louisville pickup bars we've tried
Our city prides itself on its many bars and cocktail lounges. But just because a place looks hip or trendy, doesn’t mean you’ll meet girls there. Here are the bars where the lovely ladies, even single Nashville girls, actually show up.
Meta is a hidden gem where you can get laid in Louisville
Meta is the perfect bar for a low-key atmosphere. The bar is kept dimly lit and features designer wallpaper and velour couches. It’s one of the better bars in the city thanks to how trendy it is. If you happen to be a drink connoisseur in search of others to chat with, this is the place for you.
The cocktails are pricier but are worth it. You’ve got to taste the Pappy Van Winkle bourbon Jell-O shots for fun. Between the lighting, location, menu and overall atmosphere, you’re getting a great late night experience at Meta. While the overall look of the bar might appear ‘hipster-y’ and pretentious, you’ll find that the atmosphere is friendly and perfect for striking up a conversation with fellow singles.
Monnik Beer Company proves our city's hotspots are all over town
If you’re just looking for a row of trendy spots to grab a drink, Downtown will suit you fine. The cocktail renaissance has fully reached Louisville and there is no shortage of great options. But if you’re trying to meet some hot single girls, you would be smart to break away from hipster central. It’s best to find some open space and enjoy a delicious beer.
The beer hall at Monnik Beer Company is one of our favorite places to drink in the city. Besides having a rotating menu of fantastic brews, they also have some of our favorite grub in town. The real selling point, though, is their spacious indoor hall and outdoor patio. Beer halls and gardens were initially created to give towns large areas for socializing. They still serve that purpose today.
Chatting up a cute local girl is easy when you have the space to get comfortable. There’s no fighting for air to breathe at Monnik, unlike in some of the more crowded bars for Memphis hookups. That type of open atmosphere is conducive to being your most charming self, and it puts the ladies at ease. There are few drinking spots in the city that make connecting with a stranger so easy and relaxed.
Copper & Kings makes for an interesting experience
Located in the historic Butchertown neighborhood, Copper & Kings is a fun distillery to meet others in. It features “Absinthe After Dark Tours” where you’re taken around the premises. It's a great opportunity to see the facilities, taste some amazing brandy or absinthe, and meet new and interesting people.
This is the best bar to get laid in Louisville and it’s also sure to attract an older, more mature crowd if that’s what you’re looking for. Be sure to try out the Absinthe mixed with the Butchertown Root Beer for an out of this world flavor combo. There are also some pretty fantastic views of the city from the cocktail lounge. With all the drinks and views, you’ll quickly find common ground to strike up a conversation with someone new.
Match Cigar Bar is worth leaving town for
You might not have considered it, but there are actually some pretty amazing spots right across the Ohio River. Match Cigar Bar is an excellent spot to meet down-to-earth people while indulging in a glass of bourbon and a smoke. This bar is definitely going to attract a hip crowd and is a great choice for those looking for hookups.
For those of you that don’t enjoy the typical loud bar scenario, Match Cigar Bar is a perfect alternative. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s just one big boys club, either. The crowd that heads over to the bar happens to be a great mix of men and women that love a good bourbon in a smoke-filled room.
Honorable Mention Bars
When we feel like changing it up, we hit up these bars:
The best clubs for finding hookups in Louisville
If you’re looking to party with single girls, you’re obviously going to want to hit up the clubs. Just be sure you go to the right ones. There’s nothing worse than spending a bunch of money for a sausage fest.
Barbarella is out of this world
Of all the best places to find Louisville hookups, dance clubs are perhaps the most overrated and underrated. The clubs that are overrated are the ones that get too crowded every weekend and make it impossible to breathe. The clubs that are underrated are those that create an inimitable atmosphere of sexy fun and carefree indulgence. One club fits that bill better than all the rest: Barbarella.
The so-called “dance club for people who hate dance clubs” is where our city lets its freak flag fly. With video screens, live music, karaoke and pool tables, Barbarella is so much more than just a dance club. Yet, at its heart, this three-story club exudes everything that makes dance clubs popular. It pumps music of every style through its speakers while openheartedly welcoming all who enter its doors. The space-age décor is a perfect fit for its otherworldly allure.
Picking up girls at a dance club is all about confidence and charm. You won’t chat someone into giving you a number at Barbarella, but you can show off your fun side. In fact, that’s exactly why Barbarella is one of the best places to meet single girls, even those who are tired of looking for hookups in Toledo. Anyone who’s there is feeling loose and happy. So, take your shot.
PBR is the wildest drunken dance party every week
We’ll admit that not everyone is going to be completely won over by Barbarella’s more eccentric style. It’s a place that will convert most visitors, but it might not be where you personally feel most comfortable. That’s especially true if your favorite style of music tends to be more country western than hip hop. This is Louisville, though, so of course, there’s some place for you.
PBR, over on S 4th Street, is the cowboy-themed bar of your dreams. It looks like something out of a movie, with its mechanical bull and bar tops of line dancing cowgirls. It’s not Hollywood fantasy, though, this is the real deal. Whether your taste in Country leans Johnny Cash or Billy Ray Cyrus, you’ll have a blast here. More importantly, you’ll be surrounded by a bevy of sexy girls who know how to rev your engine.
Even if you think Country music sucks, there’s enough flirtatious fun happening inside these walls to warrant a visit. There’s nothing a good cowgirl enjoys more than teaching a city boy how best to stomp boots with gusto. Be an enthusiastic student of the dance form and you may just get to study her form more closely.
Honorable Mention Clubs
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Best places to get laid in Louisville during the day
Finding hookups in the daytime is actually pretty easy if you know exactly where to go. While some might say getting laid in Cleveland in the daytime is easier, these spots might prove them wrong.
Sunergos Coffee is the best place to pick up girls when you’re near UofL
Is there anything hotter than a sexy coed girl? Those UofL babes are half the reason we can’t ever imagine leaving this town. The best part is they tend to travel in packs. If you’re trying to pick up a UofL girl, you need to find their favorite spots near the campus.
For that reason, the Sunergos Coffee location on Preston St is the best place to find hookups in Louisville. It’s like a never-ending factory of cute Cardinal gals coming and going. Grab a coffee, set up shop in their roomy café and enjoy the views.
Yoga on Baxter shows you why it pays to be flexible
We obviously don’t have to tell you that girls love yoga. It’s basically its own religion at this point (and all we can say is thank God for yoga pants). Here’s a little tip: don’t just sit on the sidelines as a spectator; stretch out and get in the game.
We recommend the classes at Yoga on Baxter. Most yoga classes have twice as many girls as guys, at least. That means not only will you get a surprisingly thorough workout, you’ll be in the perfect place to meet chicks. One more reason to be grateful to whatever deity you believe in for yoga.
Fante’s Coffee offers caffeine and girls in equal measure
A large coffee house offers a valuable social service. Like a bar, it creates an easy atmosphere for meeting new people. Better still, the unrushed atmosphere means people won’t think you’re weird for hanging out all day doing nothing. Also, drinking coffee doesn’t hurt the wallet like beer does.
There are plenty of excellent coffee houses in town, but we especially enjoy Fante’s Coffee out by Cherokee Park. It’s not bland like a corporate store, nor is it trying too hard to be quirky and weird. It just serves good coffee in a big café with a constant stream of attractive ladies. That’s all we ask for in a cup of joe.
Other great Louisville hookup spots
Need more recommendations? We haven't run out quite yet!
Forecastle Festival is music to gorgeous girls’ ears
Once a year, the Forecastle Festival makes our city ground zero for the hottest locals and out-of-towners in the region. This eclectic music festival appeals to all range of music lovers, ensuring the crowds are gloriously eclectic themselves. It’s basically a buffet of beautiful babes.
Meeting girls (and visiting strangers) at this festival is easy. Besides the musical acts, there are plenty of activities and events for social interaction. Plus, it’s an entire weekend of intoxicated fun soundtracked by some of the best pop and Indie music around. We can’t think of a better lineup for meeting hot girls.
Tinder is where you can find Louisville hookups if you're a good looking fella
Every hot single coed in the city is currently on Tinder. If you’re one of them, you’re probably swiping even as you read this. It’s undeniable, Tinder is the most popular dating platform with the sexiest, most draw-droppingly gorgeous girls. It’s a virtual smorgasbord of hotties and undeniably also one of the best hookup apps in Cincinnati.
Unfortunately, if you aren’t a guy who’s equally as hot, you might find Tinder a bit frustrating. It can be like window shopping with an empty wallet. If you’re rich with good looks, Tinder is all you’ll ever need to get laid. If not, well, you just read a whole list of other options.
The Back Door is the best bar to get laid
If you love the idea of mingling with a diverse crowd then check out The Back Door in the highland area. Both college students and older crowds frequent this dive bar, as the atmosphere is super casual. The place has a few pool tables that you can congregate around, which makes for a great way to meet people and maybe find hookups in Louisville.
The bar also features a patio area where you can escape the loud music for a bit. The drinks are both cheap and strong and there’s always a drink of the day. Be sure to head out on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday for the best singles crowds. Anyone and everyone from around the city will end up at The Back Door on any given night.
Zanzabar has endless music and games to help you find hookups in Louisville
You just can’t go wrong with Zanzabar for a night out. Zanzabar, or Z-bar, has been around since 1938, which only adds to its charm. The inside of the bar is super vintage as it’s decked out with arcade and pinball machines. However, on the weekends, most people completely bypass the arcade for the dance floor located in the back of the bar.
The thing we love most about this place is that you can catch a live show while mingling with people from all walks of life. People from out of town often drive over to catch a show. There’s always an opportunity to meet out-of-towners looking for a good time. Saturday nights are the best, but be sure to head in before 10 p.m. to get a taste of the great food. It's where you can get laid almost every night!
Map of our favorite places to find hookups and meet girls
Since we've covered some of Louisville's best hookup spots above we wanted to put it all into a map to help you plan things out. You don't want to spend all night in one place, especially if things just aren't happening there. It helps to be able to check out a few different places in one night so you can find which one really works for you.
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